Lehman College, CUNY

October 31, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Outcomes Assessment & Student Learning

Outcomes assessment is not new to teacher education programs, as data demonstrating student learning is a major component in program and national accreditation, and in turn impacts curriculum decisions. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), soon to be called the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), are the primary accreditation bodies for the School of Education, which requires institutions to regularly and systematically collect, compile, Read more [...]

October 31, 2013
by Alexandria Ross
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Specific Examples of Our ePortfolio Assessment Approach

Graduate Childhood Education: ePortfolios were piloted for three years in a capstone course and is now being introduced at the beginning of a two-year program. The ePortfolio asks students to include an educational philosophy, a resume and to compare their learning to the INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment Support Consortium) standards – the national standards for beginning teachers. Students choose artifacts (such as lesson plans, student work, reflections, written assignments or other materials Read more [...]

October 30, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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Scaling Up: edTPA and Future Outcomes Assessment and Implementation Questions

The Graduate Childhood Education program, in addition for preparing for the New York State edTPA teacher certification requirements, has begun scaling up to a Program ePortfolio in which students collect and reflect on key assignments in the program and across courses, throughout the two year program. This ePortfolio also supports future SPA reports connected to assessment outcomes for NCATE. Outcomes assessment in the Science Education program will also focus on the edTPA for programmatic assessment Read more [...]

September 26, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Faculty Reflections After Initial Professional Development Series

At the very beginning of  our ePortfolio journey, we captured what one faculty member thought about ePortolios (video and quotes). Additionally, through post-professional development reflections, we learned how faculty felt about the a 6-session workshop series and about ePortfolios generally. “First, the process really has made me think about how I'm assessing student learning, and the pilot has triggered an authentic and reflective and constant dialogue - sometimes it's an inner dialogue Read more [...]

August 7, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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ePortfolio as a Pedagogy, Not a Technology

Our technology story demonstrates that we consider "ePortfolio as a pedagogy rather than as a technology." The Lehman College: School of Education is currently using Taskstream as the ePortfolio provider. It has been quite a journey since 2008, when initial discussions about piloting ePortfolios began. In the first efforts to select a platform, the Educational Technology Coordinator and faculty from Lehman College and Bronx Community College colleagues (an interested and invested group of faculty Read more [...]

August 7, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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Social Pedagogy: Engaging with Professional Colleagues

In many respects seizing the moments to reflect on and to illustrate pathways to collaborative professional engagement is a central feature to teaching and learning science and learning how to teach science. It is important to gain awareness of the relationships connecting our systems of meaning, including how we approach the ideas of others, and our collaborative experiences as science educators. Accordingly, the emphasis of this ePortfolio assignment is to illustrate achievement and growth in the Read more [...]

August 7, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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ePortfolio Professional Development Journey: From General Value to Specific Outcomes

If you are just starting an ePortfolio journey, here is a professional development strategy that was beneficial to our first steps. The professional development series started with School of Education faculty who expressed interest in developing an ePortfolio pilot project within his/her course or program.  We had one pilot project underway and it began to pique faculty interest. Some participants were encouraged to participate in the first round of professional development because they already Read more [...]

August 7, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Professional Development Practice: Conceptualizing ePortfolio

Conceptualizing ePortfolios is an early, introductory ePortfolio experience for faculty in schools just starting an ePortfolio journey. This series was extremely successful for us initially and we would recommend it as professional development for programs just getting started. To highlight the role of ePortfolios to enhance student learning To have faculty participate in learning (as a student) and to evaluate if/how/when to develop ePortfolio into new teaching practices Goals and Read more [...]

August 7, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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State Certfication ePortfolio (edTPA): Opportunity and Challenge

Creating both an opportunity and a challenge for faculty and students, the New York State Education Department has announced that as of Spring 2014 all teacher candidates will need to submit an ePortfolio to earn Teacher Certification. This new requirement (edTPA) will drive education programs in collaborating in new ways with ePortfolios. The School of Education programs will need to work together in order to build program ePortfolios that support students throughout the program in scaffolding Read more [...]

August 5, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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The “e” in ePortfolio Stands for More Than Electronic

In the very beginning, several faculty members began to evaluate online portfolios or “electronic” ePortfolios as an educational tool for graduate and undergraduate education students to document academic and professional development, organize and showcase their work and reflect on learning artifacts in alignment with programmatic goals, objectives and national standards. The ePortfolio pilot projects helped students see how courses in a program connect and help them develop a professional identity.  Read more [...]
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